Education: One Woman, Two Lives

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In the heyday of U.S. feminism, an indomitable suffragette gave a discouraged follower some militant advice: "Call on God, my dear! She will help you!" But the Deity ignores wrongly addressed prayers, and He has kept to the old system, under which women bear babies and men pretty much run everything. No woman has yet been elected President, and, as Critic Diana Trilling once remarked, it is hard even to imagine "a play called Death of a Saleswoman." Women are still at sea, and their rule is men and children first.

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